Drug addiction resources

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Tuesday on "Nightly News" NBC's Tom Costello reported on opiate overdose deaths, which have skyrocketed among women. Below, find resources for those coping with addiction, such as this substance abuse treatment locator.

The Phoenix House, a provider of substance abuse services that appeared on "Nightly News" tonight, has posted answers to frequently asked questions about drug addiction, such as, "Why do some people become addicted while others do not?"

The National Institute on Drug Abuse website includes facts about different types of drugs, links to the latest research and resources for parents, young adults and professionals.

Narcotics Anonymous, a program similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, first emerged in the 1950s. In group meetings, NA members share their experiences recovering from drug addiction.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine represents thousands of doctors who are dedicated to improving the quality of addiction treatment. 

Founded by a former member of Alcoholics Anonymous, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence offers information and guidance to those seeking recovery from alcohol and drug abuse as well as their families. 

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